Temporary Research Assistant, Kenan Science Library Makerspace

Two graduate student research assistant positions are available for the period September 1, 2015 through May 31, 2016 in the Kenan Science Library (Venable Hall) at UNC. Two 20 hour per week positions are available; scheduled hours will fall between 11 a.m.–10 p.m. Monday–Thursday and 2 p.m.–6 p.m. Saturday–Sunday. Pay is $1266.67 per month.

The Kenan Science Library Makerspace is part of the University Libraries’ Research Hub. It enables UNC students, staff, and faculty to explore emerging technologies and foster a creative community of makers and making. The Makerspace provides access to 3D design tools, 3D printing, 3D scanning, electronics & soldering, and sewing. More information at http://library.unc.edu/makerspace/

*Maker experience is preferred but not required

Primary responsibilities

  • Staff the Kenan Library Makerspace
  • Responsible for opening & closing the library and checking out books during evening and weekends
  • Responsible for running 3D printers
  • Assist users with their 3D design, printing, and scanning
  • Assist with the operation and maintenance of equipment in the Kenan makerspace
  • Contribute to makerspace planning and outreach
  • Teach small group workshops
  • Assist with outreach events, documentation, communication, and assessment
  • Required qualifications

  • Enrollment in a graduate program at UNC Chapel Hill during Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters
  • Aptitude for learning and troubleshooting new technologies
  • Ability to teach workshops and conduct demonstrations
  • Flexible; adaptable; comfortable with experimentation and self-directed learning
  • Ability and enthusiasm for working with the public
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and on a team
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Preferred qualifications

  • Experience with 2D and 3D design software and hardware
  • Experience with any of the following: electronics, soldering, textiles/sewing, prototyping, crafting
  • Teaching experience
  • Graphics, photography, or web design experience
  • To Apply

    Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Please send a cover letter and resume to:
    David Romito
    SUBJ: Makerspace TRA
    dromito@email.unc.edu

    Posted in Graduate Student Research Assistant Positions